Released from BCBusiness on June 9, 2023.

CICE has allocated the funds to help B.C. organizations developing and scaling clean energy

The B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) selected nine innovators to fund from the over 100 organization across British Columbia who applied for the 2023 Open Call for Innovation in January. These innovators who focus on battery and energy storage, low carbon bio and synthetic fuels, or low carbon hydrogen received a total of $5.2 million in non-dilutive funding. These funds will be used to expedite the commercialization and global scaling of made-in B.C. clean energy innovations.

The funded projects include:

Battery and energy storage: Repurposed EV batteries from Moment Energy and Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada, an energy storage system from Atlas Power Technologies, and vanadium flow batteries from Invinity Energy Systems.

Low carbon bio and synthetic fuels: Anodyne Chemistries‘ bio-electric process, Metro Vancouver‘s development of low-carbon fuels at wastewater treatments plants, and Takachar‘s conversion of biomass residues into biofuels.

Low carbon hydrogen: Weatherized hydrogen fueling stations built by HTEC and Illuming Power‘s cost reduced, efficient hydrocarbon membrane-based stack.

“B.C. is home to amazing innovators that are fast-tracking our progress towards ambitious net-zero targets and securing a greener and more prosperous future for generations to come. CICE is proud to be funding B.C.’s clean energy technologies at the intersection of breakthrough and real-word implementation. Together, we are full charge ahead.” 

Dr. Ged McLean, Executive Director at CICE


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